So now,I'm afraid that I have an opinion, but not than anyone cares what it is.
What's The Real Issue Here?
Does he make public policy, or pass any local, state, or national laws? No? No. He is one 80 year old man whose archaic class philosophy is going by the way of the dinosaur, so who cares about what he thinks, and what he says? Apparently the sports media does. But what he DOES do in public, is have the nerve to sport around his young mistress. And that is something that I have a BIG moral problem with.
For What's It's Worth...
You are certainly entitled to your beliefs as long as you don't break the law. I would also say that you are obviously in the wrong sport. Why not sell the Clippers and buy oh I don't know... how about a hockey team? As I understand it, for some reason, there are very few black men in the sport of hockey. (This is simply a fact dear reader, not a racial comment.) Just think of it, you'll be happy, the Clippers will be happy, Magic Johnson will be happy, but I'm not so sure that the hockey team you buy will be happy. Oh well, as a businessman I'm sure you could live with a 75% emotional return on your investment. I would also advise that you stop accepting the sexual favors of younger women and stick with your wife. I doubt she would set you up like Ms. Stiviano did, after all, your wife has been with you for 5o years and must therefore be more tolerant of your ridiculous ravings than that lecherous gold digger was. After all, what do you expect a whore to do when your wife sues her for being a gold digging home wrecker and you did't step in and take her side? What's that saying? Hell hath no furry like a woman scorned? I guess you just found out that is very true.
I must say you are quite a woman; you really know how to stand by your man, even now with the added embarrassment of Donald's secretly taped conversation with his whore. However, is this man really worth standing by? Let's be real here, this gold digger surely isn't the first tart your husband has entertained, right? As much as I hate divorce, or even suggesting anyone get one, for crying out loud lady, you even have Jesus' permission to divorce Donald in Matthew 5:32, and Matthew 19:9. Okay, so Jesus is talking to men about the rules for divorcing their wives, but it applies the other way too. Then again, maybe after this, Mr. Sterling will see the error of his ways and remain faithful to you. But then again, who is suing who and why?
Let me just say what all married women around the world think of you. No....eh...on second thought I won't, my son might read this article. I will tone it down a bit for the sake of decency, something you apparently know nothing about. So here it goes: you are a despicable home wrecker and a treacherous harlot. See how I was actually really nice to you compared to how other married women would have been? I would also be amazed if you actually are able to get another position as a mistress in this country ever again after the stunt you pulled. But on the good side, maybe your calculated betrayal will make other married men think twice about acquiring creatures like you. Do you think you are some sort of noble heroine that has helped bring an old racist to justice? Isn't that like the pot calling the kettle black? That is just an expression relating to hypocrisy, and not a racial slur. Meaning: is your harlotry better than his bigotry? I also think it is interesting that this recording surfaced after a law suit was filed regarding your harlotry, don't you?
It's like Bomani Jones said on the sports show: Highly Questionable; he himself wrote a piece on your sugar daddy's racist tendencies back in 2006. So obviously his racism isn't really breaking news, is it? All you did is show rational people that you are a spiteful gold digger. But fortunately for you, you are being protected by the media and overpriced attorneys....for now anyway. They are running with the racist bit and have conveniently ignored the fact you appear on his arm publicly. Lord help you if you tick them off though; then you'll be hung out to dry. So, even though you think you cleverly set up Mr. Sterling to get even for being sued by the estranged wifey, in reality you were the patsy to help start the ball rolling in allowing public opinion make it okay for the league to bully Mr. Sterling into selling his team simply because his values don't sit well with the majority. I wouldn't be surprised if you even got paid for that either-- I'm just saying. Anyway, I want you to see how this works. I am a happily married woman, so I despise women like you. If I lived in the same gated community you did, then I would form a coalition of married women to bully you into selling your home. Would you like that? I doubt it.
What We Can Learn From This
Secondly, no matter how awful someone is, it isn't justifiable to bully them into selling something they lawfully own just because you don't agree with their philosophy, or ideology. Two wrongs don't make a right. I would like to point out, the man hasn't broken any laws of the land, he just doesn't like any ethnicity other than white people. I could be wrong, but I have heard more racial slurs in any number of the chart topping wrap songs that I've had the misfortune to hear being blared out of a lowered car's window, next to me in traffic, than I heard in Mr. Sterling's ridiculous tirade.
And finally...dear reader, believe it or not, the media is very good atblowing things out of proportion for many reasons. At the top of the list is so they can sell a story. They also exacerbate issues to sway public opinion by using emotion and making inaccurate comparisons, just like Keith Olbermann did last night. Is this stupidity really on the same level as black players being expected to play a game during Martin Luther King's funeral? I don't think so. Is this bigot's comments on the same plane as shafting black players from getting the big bucks? Not even close.
Anyway, getting back to a reporter's main reason for making a mountain out of a mole hill....remember the sleazy reporter that was played (very well I might add) by Robert Duval on "The Natural?" He didn't care what Roy Hobbs did, either way Roy was going to make him a great story, and the reporter saw himself as a protector of the game, what ever that means. Now that is the truth in real life sports! Many of these people haven't played the sport they cover, yet they get off on the power they wield through their "pen" to sway public opinion about that person for good or bad. And they pick and choose what to report. The facts are Mr. Sterling had a PRIVATE, (0r so he thought) conversation with his whore, and he hasn't broken any temporal, or moral laws against anyone's person regarding his racism. I don't like or agree with what the man said, but as a citizen of the U.S.of A. he has a right to say what he wants, and should do so without fear of retaliation, or of being bullied into selling a team he lawfully owns by claiming "moral duty." Why doesn't the league fine owners for having mistresses? Doesn't that put a blight on the butt of their family image? I guess not. Do you know why? Because Donald did it openly, not privately.
Yes, there is a deeper story here, not just the racial one they are pushing hard into the forefront. But you won't hear one peep about it from any major sports news personality. Be honest. When I heard the recording, I thought it was hilarious. I thought it was a joke. Some old coot raving about his mistress posing with Magic Johnson and how she should love minorities from a distance. Really? Even Bomani Jones (a black man) said that Mr. Sterling's rantings were hilarious, he wasn't offended by them at all. Why? Because Mr. Sterlings racism is already well documented. Well, Bomani wasn't offended except for the part where Mr. Sterling implied his players were his property when he said he gave them nice cars, etc. Clearly, Mr. Sterling doesn't understand the concept of being an employer, but again, that isn't illegal, it just shows his mentality is jacked up.
So I will be very interested as to how this scripted circus act ends, and what will really be achieved. Will Magic Johnson finally be allowed to buy the Clippers thanks to a bunch of selective moral bullying? Will the Clippers prevail and win their games despite the ramblings of their racist owner coupled with the assistance of Las Vegas odds? Will Rochelle Sterling win her barracuda mistress lawsuit? Will V. Stiviano get a movie deal, or a t.v. show on O.W.N.? Stay tuned America and watch the next exciting episode of "As the Basketball turns!"